Studies related to Pneumonia and Vitamin D

Randomized Trial Of Vitamin D Supplementation To Prevent Seasonal Influenza A In Schoolchildren

Effect None
Values Cases and percentage. Placebo: 2/167 (1.2). Vitamin D: 2/167 (1.2)
Trial Design Randomized trial
Trial Length 1-6 months
Number of Subjects 334
Sex Both Genders
Age Range 1-6, 7-12, 13-17
Notes for this study:
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 334 school children were given 1200 IU of vitamin D or placebo daily for 4 months from December to the end of March.

96 participants dropped out of the study and weren't analyzed. The primary outcome was the incidence of influenza A, and the vitamin D group had a significantly lower rate. The vitamin D group had a nonsignificantly higher rate of influenza B, asthma, and gastroenteritis, the same rate of influenza-like illness, nonspecific febrile disease, and pneumonia.

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